This 2003 Chevy S10 was obliterated when it was slammed head on by Caleb Edwards' Dodge pickup. Both vehicle occupants of the Chevy were killed on impact.
Grand Jury Indicts Livingston Man with Intoxication Manslaughter, LIVINGSTON, May 17, 2013 - On May 17, 2013, a Polk County grand jury indicted a Livingston man for 2 counts of intoxication manslaughter. Caleb Luke Edwards, 19, of Livingston will go to trial for the December 8, 2012 accident that occurred on US-146. Edwards was allegedly intoxicated when his north-bound Dodge pickup struck a south-bound car head on at around 10:30 pm. The occupants of the car, Jacob Gerrit Klein, 17, of Goodrich, and his sister, Tiffany Ranee Semons-Lewandowski, 33, also of Goodrich were killed on impact. Edwards received only bumps and bruises. A date for the trial as not yet been set.
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Justice of the Peace, Stephen McEntyre performed an inquest at the scene. Deputy Jacob Chapman (background) was the first emergency responder on the scene.
Major Accident Claims 2, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, December 9, 2012 - Shortly before 10:30 pm on December 8, 2012, a blue 2003 Chevy S10 was south-bound on US-146 near the subdivision of Forest Springs. Things went terribly wrong, when, a north-bound red 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 allegedly veered into the south-bound lane of traffic. The two vehicles collided head on. The Chevy (driven by Jacob Gerrit Klein, 17, of Goodrich) came to rest at the edge of a residential lawn on the north-bound side of the pavement while the Dodge (driven by Caleb Luke Edwards, 18, of Livingston) came to rest in the north-bound lane nearby. Deputy Jacob Chapman with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was the first responder on the scene, additionally, Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, South Polk County VFD, Sergeant Christian Schanmier with the Sheriff's Office, and Trooper Alan Stanton and Sergeant Nita Bowen with the Texas Highway Patrol. Caleb Edwards was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Jacob Klein and his passenger, Tiffany Ranee Semons-Lewandowski, 33, also of Goodrich weren't as fortunate. Both were killed on impact. Justice of the Peace, Stephen McEntyre performed an inquest at the scene. All traffic on 146 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to witnesses, Edwards admitted to have been drinking prior to the accident. A mandatory blood withdrawal was retrieved from Edwards at Livingston Memorial Hospital. Pending blood results, Edwards could be facing multiple charges. A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported both deceased victims from the scene. Both vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Pollock's Body Shop in Livingston. The accident remains under investigation.
Special thank you: Ken withKen's Towing, and Big Jim Harwood with Harwood Recovery Services.
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Trooper Alan Stanton (right) is the investigating officer. Also pictured is Sergeant Christian Schanmier with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Jacob Klein's 2003 Chevy S10 was demolished.
Evidence suggests that Luke Edwards' 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 rolled and came to rest upright.
Edwards was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The two deceased victims were transported from the scene by a first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home.
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